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Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology

Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation

The Contentious Politics of Roma and Migrant Housing

Authors: Maestri, Gaja

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  • Analyses three  institutional camps characterised by different types of persistent temporariness
    Offers an original theoretical perspective, drawing on theories in political sociology and bridging neo-institutionalism and social movements theory with camp studies
    Uses in-depth interviews and policy document analysis

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This book interrogates the persistence of Roma and migrant segregation in camps in order to understand how the creation of temporary enclosures can lead to enduring marginalisation. Persistent temporariness has been widely acknowledged as a common aspect of these camps, yet it remains largely under-theorised. Gaja Maestri unpacks the notion of camp persistence to delineate its different regimes and to investigate contributing factors. In order to do so, she develops a comparison between Italy and France and offers a new theorisation of the camp as a site of contentious politics, where the interaction between governmental and non-governmental actors produces different temporal arrangements and forms of segregation.

Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation will be of interest to scholars of political sociology, European comparative politics, and urban geography, specifically to those in the field of camp studies, racial segregation, Romani studies, and urban social movements. 


About the authors

Gaja Maestri is Postdoctoral Research Associate in the School of Media, Communication and Sociology, University of Leicester, UK.


Reviews

“Technologies of control and discipline for ‘unwanted’ populations, camps have become a familiar presence in contemporary cities. This fascinating book offers a theoretically insightful and empirically rich exploration of how camps work and what function they play.” (Nando Sigona, Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology, University of Birmingham, UK)

"In this theoretically challenging and empirically well researched volume, the protracted temporariness of camps is explained by looking at the contentious politics between state and non-state actors." (Donatella della Porta, Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $64.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-03736-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-03735-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Temporary Camps, Enduring Segregation
Book Subtitle
The Contentious Politics of Roma and Migrant Housing
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in European Political Sociology
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03736-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03736-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03735-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 266
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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